Friends Group Information
The Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the mission of the District. The mission of the Friends is to restore, protect, and enhance the land and natural resources managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the St. Croix Wetland Management District. The Friends Group was established in 2010 and works to develop partnerships to engage adjacent landowners and users of these lands in conservation. For more information, click here for the Friends website.Other Refuge Partners
The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources. St. Croix Wetland Management District is a partner in the Western Prairie Habitat Restoration Area (WPHRA). The WPHRA was established by the State of Wisconsin in 1998 with the goal of restoring 20,000 acres of wetland and prairie, 10% of the original 200,000 acres that occurred in portions of St. Croix and Polk Counties prior to European settlement. Click here for more information.
Friends of the St. Croix Wetland Management District Ducks Unlimited Pheasants Forever River Country Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. St. Croix River Association Star Prairie Fish and Game Star Prairie Land Preservation Trust, Inc. The Conservation Fund
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A migratory bird, mallards are the most common nesting waterfowl species in the St. Croix Wetland Management District. Typical habitat includes scattered small wetland basins near a large wetland that provides water for brood habitat.